Kitchen Photo’s

So I’m Finally going to fill you in on some updated pics from our never ending reno… just this kitchen so far. ūüôā I will update you once our trim is all done for our new living room and dining spaces.

The Before’s:

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Before’s

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The Plan:

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Working on it:

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Almost done (just need trim and some fluffing):

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Kitchen big 2

I will post the remaining when we are all done, working on it pretty steady now as I have been riddled down with morning sickness! ( new babe in June 2015 :))- so stay tuned for a big boy room redo, new spare bed room and a nursery personalization for the new adddition

VM

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Lets live in colour!

Out with the white, in with the bright! Here’s a fun little post for spring of my favourite trends

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Easter style pastels

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Although this is black it’s so bold and fresh!

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Loving the mixtures of blues mixed with oversized drama and natural events with the wood table

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As bright as the sun! This yellow is so cheery…bold but it’s really only accessories!

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Pretty and fun with a touch of serenity for everyday

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Again look what you can do with a splash of colour!

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Again! Liven up those neutrals!

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For those who are bold!

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Add a bit more heat!

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Pretty eclectic mix

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Just fresh

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Understated yet classy, still feels springy!!

VM

Find of the day: pantry storage cupboard

For a coat of paint, a little elbow grease and some new hardware an old cupboard in my basement is as good as new! I must say, I love it!

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Find of the day: A little of this a little of that (designer Michael Penney)

A great link I would love to share with you along with some of my favorites from his site! Check it out (thanks Jenna :)):

http://michaelpenneystyle.com/

 

It Ain’t Easy Being Green…

With spring upon us I can’t help but be¬†attracted¬†to the lush comforting color of green. My favorite shades are bright and vibrate with less yellow and more wow.¬†Admittedly, I am not one for a lot of color on a wall but if done right, the smallest touches and careful arranging your room can read green in no time!

I love the nature pattern on the chair and the clean bright neutral walls:

again a similar effect with more neutral furniture:

Again very neutral walls and very green accessories:

For a little more luxury the kelly green pillows exude elegance:

For those who are bold! The island itself makes a large impact and the unexpected ceiling wall paper just adds to the wow factor of this space:

For those who are less daring….

Pastel love:

A little bit of a bold pastel effect. The mixing of the patterns creates a no fuss atmosphere (don’t want to be tooooo serious!):

Don’t forget outside too!

Quit being green with envy and get a little green of your own ūüėČ

VM

DIY: How to make a shelf bracket ( With Template )

Shelf Bracket…Thank you Martha ūüôā
 

When you have objects to be displayed or stored — and an empty wall in your home — shelving is an ideal solution. Much of the secret to effective, attractive shelving is the bracket. Brackets are available at hardware or home-supply stores, but they’re also simple to make using our¬†shelf bracket template¬†These templates can easily be changed to suit your needs: For a larger shelf capable of accommodating a heavy row of books, enlarge the design on a photocopier; for a smaller shelf, reduce the template.

Once you have determined the size of the bracket you want, trace the template onto a piece of card stock, and cut it out. Next, set the card stock on the wood you’ve chosen, and trace the pattern carefully with a pencil. Use a jigsaw to cut along the lines of the bracket pattern. After the bracket is cut, sand any rough edges; then prime and paint it.

You will need to cut a notch in the back side of the bracket for the nailer, a board running beneath a shelf that acts as a horizontal brace. After cutting the nailer¬†to the length of the shelf, mark the dimensions of the nailer’s¬†thickness onto the bracket in its top rear corner. Cut out the resulting rectangle so the nailer¬†fits snugly against the bracket. Attach the two using wood glue and nails or screws inserted through the back of the nailer. Finally, screw or nail the nailer¬†into the wall. For a permanent shelf, the top board can be attached to the brackets with wood screws or left unattached for adjustable shelving.

Here is the pdf: shelf brackets Template

Find of the day: General store Pantry

Although not for anyplace that has little fingers, the overall effect of this dream pantry is stunning. Find this photo along with many others at by clicking here.